Most of us are pretty well acquainted with the standard energy and water saving guidelines but here are six top tips to really slash your home energy and water bills.
The standard guidelines will help to make a difference to your bills and your carbon emissions but to make really significant inroads into domestic spiralling utility costs, you can use these top six energy and water saving tips in your home.
There is also a climatic bonus at the same time as you watch your electricity and gas use drop dramatically – you are helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Cut Bills Tip 1
Fit an eco shower head. Make sure you get the best quality to ensure long life and truly efficient use of water. You can cut your water usage by more than half and save energy used to heat water. Remember that there is no effect on shower quality if you choose the right model. More info
Cut Bills Tip 2
Fit tap aerators in the bathroom(s). These mini-marvels, if they are the right quality, should amaze you with water savings over 50% in many cases. And don’t forget the kitchen sink – tap aerators are ideal there for rinsing and hand-washing. More info
Cut Bills Tip 3
If you plan to change your taps, fit eco taps – these are the most efficient and stylish on the market. More info
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Measure water use before and after so you have a benchmark you can refer to. Flow bags are a brilliant and simple way to do this. More info
Cut Bills Tip 5
Where possible, fit LED lighting. This is simply the most efficient and best light-quality solution in the home. You can choose between spotlights, lightbulbs and downlights to ensure electricity savings of 85%. More info
Cut Bills Tip 6
If you have external floodlighting, fit an LED model. This delivers energy savings of 50-70%. More info
You can also see how easy the water-saving options are to install. Watch our range of videos; you can start here And just for reference, we’ve pulled together the main standard energy and water saving guidelines for you.
- Take short showers, keep baths for special occasions
- Don’t leave tap running when brushing teeth
- Be sparing with the loo flush; fit an eco-flush unit
- Use dishwasher or wash up once a day if possible
- Fit energy-saving bulbs
- Turn off lights when not needed
- Turn off equipment last thing at night
- Turn thermostat down one or two notches
- Fit thermostat controls on radiators
- Keep boiler in tip-top condition
- Insulate home
The Department of Energy gives sound advice on when to turn off the lights here:http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/when-turn-your-lights. If you have any questions or want to find out more about our money saving, carbon cutting solutions, just contact us or call us on 0333 123 5464.